NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $40.78, above its previous 52-week high of $40.64 with 271,552 shares traded as of 10:25 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days. Northeast Utilities has a market cap of $12.56 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Northeast Utilities, a public utility holding company, provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 18.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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